Posts Tagged ‘sudan’

Christian mother facing execution gives birth in Sudan prison

Friday, May 30th, 2014

A Sudanese Christian mother sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth to a baby girl in a Khartoum prison. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was last month sentenced to death after refusing to renounce her faith. Mrs Ibrahim was raised as an Orthodox Christian by her mother, but her absent father was Muslim. The Public Order Read more

Aid group to airlift persecuted Christians out of Sudan

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

An international relief agency plans to airlift some 3,400 Christians out of Sudan, where they face increasing persecution from the Islamist government. Reports said many Christian women and children in Northern Sudan are separated from their families and endure increased persecution from an increasing Mulslim population. The Barnabas Fund, an international aid agency, said it Read more

Global state of religious freedom is ‘dire’

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The state of religious freedom around the world is “increasingly dire”, according to the chairperson of a United States agency that monitors threats to this human right. The reasons include the rise of violent religious extremism and the actions and inactions of governments, according to Dr Katrina Lantos Swett of the US Commission for International Read more

Sudan president: only way to negotiate is with bullets and rifles

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Sudanese president Omar al Bashir says the only way to negotiate with the South Sudanese is “with bullets and rifles.” Bashir’s rhetoric and the attitude of the United Nations has Caritas Internationalis warning that Sudan and  South Sudan are just a step away from the brink of full-scale war. Caritas is urging the Sudanese leaders Read more

Sudan: Bishops warn of return to Civil War

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Sudan’s Catholic bishops have issued a formal warning about the threat of a return to full-scale civil war and appealed for urgent food and medicine, stating that thousands of people are being terrorised by aerial bombardment.

Referring to spreading violence in different regions in central and eastern Sudan, and newly created South Sudan, the bishops’ statement urges the international community to intervene to stop the fighting.

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